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Hillary Haarmann

Offering therapy in MO
License: MSW,LCSW
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesSelf esteemDepressionCoping with life changes
20 years of experience

Hi! My name is Hillary. I am a licensed therapist with many years of experience in providing talk therapy to clients with a diverse set of backgrounds. I enjoy working with people, helping them to realize their full potential and by providing support and guidance in reaching their goals. I received my Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University, and my Master’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis. I have experience working with adults and teenagers living with stress, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and chemical dependency. I help and support people going through major life transitions such as; new job, parenting, relationship stressors, grief/loss, etc. I like to use cognitive behavioral therapy, challenging negative automatic thoughts, working towards a healthier self. I believe having a constructive view of the self is the first step to moving forward to achieve your goals. I like to concentrate on solution-focused therapy using client’s goals as their motivation to better themselves, being mindful, present in the moment, as a place to start. I want to assist my clients to find their own empowerment. I offer my clients new perspectives while focusing on their strengths and support them in their journey towards the life they want and deserve. I look forward to working with you. I believe the client-therapist team is an extremely powerful partnership that can bring about positive change. Thank you and I look forward to working with you, Hillary

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Belinda Licea

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA,LPC
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseDepression
4 years of experience

Using a person-centered trauma-focused approach, I will help you learn to have a more fulfilling life. I believe in being real and providing unconditional positive regard which means that I accept you for how you are and believe that anyone is capable of having a new life. My diverse life experiences have provided me the tools to provide genuine empathy which is important to build that connection and trust. I have had several opportunities to work with diverse populations. I specialize in trauma and substance abuse and have worked a lot with anxiety, depression, foster care, self-esteem, and family conflict.

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Michael McGaugh

Offering therapy in MO
License: Ed.S,LPC
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
22 years of experience

I have about twenty years work experience in the field of mental health services, I have worked as an adult case manager in community support services. I have also been an intake specialist; but the one area I have found the most rewarding is working as a mental health counselor. I enjoy working with people in helping them to see issues and problems from different perspectives and helping them to make better choices that will help them with feeling better about themselves and to overcome their personal problems. I hold advanced degrees in psychology and mental health counseling. From my education and work experience, I have found CBT and positive center approaches along with solution based therapy to be effective in helping clients to become more mindful along with helping them to build coping skills that they can utilize to help them to be more empowered in making healthy decisions in their lives.

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Paige Smart

Offering therapy in MO
License: MS,LMHC,LPC
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseBipolar disorderDepressionCoping with life changes
6 years of experience

I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in the state of Washington and a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Missouri. I have been providing therapy services for 5 years. I have experience working a variety of individuals from various walks of life with a variety of challenges and presentations, such as depression, anxiety, psychosis, mood swings/bipolar symptoms, relationship/family challenges, personality disorders, communication challenges, grief/loss, and much more. Another area of experience I have is working with clients who have traumatic experiences, and supporting them in managing and reducing the impact of those experiences on their daily lives. My approach to treatment is from a place of warmth and acceptance. My intention is for you to feel comfortable building trust with me, knowing that you will be welcomed into a non-judgmental atmosphere where we will work as a partnership to meet your goals. When beginning therapy, my approach is to provide support by learning about you from a biopsychosocial model, identifying how your biological, psychological, and social factors have impacted you to create the person you are today. From there, I use a range of interventions to support you in managing and reducing the challenges you are currently experiencing; Trauma Informed Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, techniques from Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Strength's Based Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness Therapy. During our partnership, we will identify a plan together to help you become a healthier, happier you. I look forward to our time together and helping you become the person you have always wanted.

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Christina Gower

Offering therapy in MO
License: MA, LPC, CCTP
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseSelf esteemBipolar disorderDepression
8 years of experience

I am a Licensed Professional Counselor in Missouri with over 12 years of experience in the mental health field. I am a certified trauma professional and also trained in Dialectal Behavior Therapy (DBT). I have worked with clients in both inpatient psychiatric settings; as well as outpatient settings. I have worked with clients with a wide range of concerns including; depression, anxiety, mood disorders, personality disorders, PTSD, and trauma. I have worked with clients experiencing acute stress as well as clients with chronic and persistent mental illness. My therapy style is very warm, interactive, and non-judgmental. I believe in treating everyone with respect and compassion. I work with an eclectic approach, meeting the needs of each individual. Therapy is not a "one size fits all" treatment so your treatment plan will be tailored to meet your specific needs. I understand the courage it takes to make the steps towards change and look forward to being a part of your journey!

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Veronica Besch

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyFamily conflictsTrauma and abuseGriefDepression
5 years of experience

Hi I am Veronica Besch. I’m licensed in Missouri with 5 years of professional work experience in social services and foster care. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, family conflicts, trauma and abuse, & coping with grief and loss. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Millie Robinson

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyAddictionsRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseDepression
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 10 years of professional work experience. I believe in treating everyone with respect, sensitivity, and compassion. I will tailor our dialog and treatment plan to meet your unique and specific needs. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!

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Bobby Hines

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyLGBTRelationship issuesFamily conflictsDepression
12 years of experience

I am licensed in Missouri with 12 years of professional work experience. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, depression, lgbtq+ related issues, relationship issues, & family conflicts. I work with my clients to create an open and safe environment where thoughts and feelings can be shared without fear of judgment. It takes courage to seek out a more fulfilling and happier life and to take the first steps towards a change. I am here to support & empower you in that journey.

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Lindsay Prado

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyTrauma and abuseGriefSelf esteemDepression
10 years of experience

Welcome, and please commend yourself for taking not only the first step, but so many on the way to wherever you are going. You recognized help was needed, sought it out, and are here. You are searching for the best fit now; not just anyone- you want this to work. And I want to help you through whatever you came here for. My name is Lindsay Prado and I have a decade of experience in the field of clinical social work. I have experience helping clients of all different walks of life with stress and anxiety, depression, trauma and abuse, coping with grief and loss, military issues, self esteem, confidence, and more. I have helped survivors of sexual assault in a shelter hotline setting, veterans and active duty military facing PTSD and other adjustment issues at the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, and many other types of regular people like you and me in between facing the difficulties life sometimes throws our way. Regardless of who you are and what you have been through- I believe in treating everyone with respect, dignity, and compassion; this is your process and I am more than equipped to tailor our work together to meet your unique and specific needs. Please reach out if you think we may be a good match to work together. If not- I encourage you to keep searching for another counselor- keep going- you've got this.

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Melissa Lander

Offering therapy in MO
Stress, AnxietyRelationship issuesTrauma and abuseAnger managementCoping with life changes
10 years of experience

I am licensed in Kansas, Colorado, and Missouri with 10 years of professional work experience. I graduated from Webster University in 2013 with a Master's Degree in Counseling. I obtained my first full clinical license to practice in the State of Colorado in 2018. I acquired two additional clinical licenses to practice as a professional counselor in the States of Missouri (2019) and Kansas (2022). Before obtaining my clinical licensure, I completed my practicum/internship in a correctional facility in the State of Kansas from 2012 to 2013. In 2014, I accepted a full-time position as a provisionally licensed therapist, treating clients in the State of Kansas in a correctional setting for two years. I then moved to Colorado in 2016 and accepted a full-time position treating clients in correctional facilities from 2016 to 2020. I moved back to the Midwest in the Spring of 2020 and accepted a full-time position at a DBT Center where I practiced as a clinically licensed therapist for over three and a half years. While at the DBT Center I co-facilitated adult & adolescent intensive outpatient (IOP) groups, worked with clients individually, became a site supervisor, and supervised therapists for clinical licensure. I transitioned to my own private practice at the end of 2023. I have experience in helping clients with stress and anxiety, relationship issues, trauma and abuse, sexual addiction, & anger management. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Taking the first step to seeking a more fulfilling and happier life takes courage. I am here to support you in that process.

How to find counseling in Graham

Finding the best therapist close by in Graham can feel challenging, but know that once you narrow your search for a counselor serving your area, you can find a therapist in your city that is accepting new clients and fits your goals. Whether you're struggling with depression, anxiety, marriage, family issues, or other emotional challenges, feel proud that you have begun your search to find the mental health care services that work best for you in order to begin your personal journey towards emotional healing.

Understanding the type of therapy you'd like to search for is crucial before finding a therapist or psychologist in Graham. Perhaps you're interested in narrowing your search for a psychotherapist that can offer psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), talk therapy, provide group therapy, marriage and family therapy for individuals or couples, or couples therapy. Each type of therapy can offer various benefits and address or treat different disorders. If you're still unsure or are new to counseling in Graham, feel free to contact the provider via email to find out which methods they practice.

It is also important to understand that mental health professionals in the United States are accredited to provide care, helping individuals and couples, with a variety of licenses. These include licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), and clinical psychologist or doctor of psychology (PsyD). Regardless of their licensure, they are trained to treat individuals and couples counseling, and sometimes children, in any type of therapy. Find a therapist under any of these distinctions and know that the sessions they offer can provide a safe place to heal.

Mental health professionals working through their own in- person therapy practice in Graham or online may assist clients in improving healthy relationships, communication skills, working through life transitions, managing a mood disorder, improving coping skills, or change in negative thinking patterns. They may also provide a safe place and validation for clients experiencing emotional pain. Verified providers can provide licensed marriage and couples therapy, tailor to individual needs, and create a therapeutic relationship as a National Certified Counselor.

There are all kinds of therapists working with clients today across the United States and in the greater Graham area in different types of therapy, including:

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Substance use therapy
  • Couples therapy

When you're ready to start your search and find therapists, have in mind what type of therapy you'd like your provider to be most experienced with and choose an experienced provider with a practice located near you in the city of Graham, elsewhere in Nodaway, or in the greater state of Missouri.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Some other commonly asked questions on therapy with a licensed counselor and BetterHelp serving the Graham area can be found below:

How does the cost of in-person counseling compare to the cost of BetterHelp with a licensed Graham therapist?

The average price of an in-person therapy session in the US is $100 to $200 per hour. These prices may be higher in Graham due to a higher cost of living. The price also depends on the type of provider you are looking for. See the following average prices for various mental health providers without insurance:

  • Counseling with a psychiatrist: $150-$500
  • Counseling with therapists: $100-300
  • Therapy with a psychologist: $100

While many psychologists in Graham may not take health insurance, some in the state of Missouri may work on a sliding scale, meaning they'll factor in your income and charge what you can afford per session. With BetterHelp or clinicians throughout the state of Missouri you can expect significantly more affordable options, with sessions ranging from $65 to $100 per week (billed every four weeks).

How is a licensed therapist on this online therapy platform verified?

Therapists in Graham, Missouri working on BetterHelp are licensed, trained, experienced, and accredited as a doctor of psychology (PhD / PsyD), licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT), licensed clinical social worker (LCSW / LICSW), or licensed professional counselors (LPC). All of these psychology clinicians have a Masters Degree or a Doctorate Degree in their field of psychology sciences, and follow the APA Code of Ethics. They have been qualified and certified by their state's professional board after successfully completing the necessary education, exams, training and practice with a patient, and extensive experience in a healthcare clinic or treatment centers, in order to become a mental health provider. While their lived experience, expertise, careers, and background vary, they all possess at least 3 years and 1,000 hours of hands-on experience with adult and sometimes teen patients, and have the necessary therapist credentials to provide a safe space for long lasting emotional healing in therapy. 

Please note BetterHelp does not offer or provide care from psychiatrists to prescribe a drug as treatment, or perform psychological assessments.

How does working with a counselor in BetterHelp online therapy sessions work?

BetterHelp clinicians treat clients online across the United States (individuals and couples) through life transitions, inner child exploration, long term depression or anxiety, and more. An online mental health professional, including the therapists in Graham above, can work with young adults, children, adolescents, and adults virtually as an accredited licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) or licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). You do not have to commute to a an office as a psychotherapy client.

Through BetterHelp therapy, you can partake in video, phone, or live chat therapy sessions with your licensed therapist. You can work through various symptoms, use the in app journaling feature, and receive worksheets. You'll also find support groups or group therapy lead by a therapist in Graham helping individuals on topics including managing life transitions, symptoms affecting sexual health, behavioral health, coping skills for anxiety or depression, trauma, stress, marriage counseling, and more. 

What mental health issues can psychotherapy address?

BetterHelp's verified Graham therapists specialize and have clinical experience in a wide range of mental health issues and modalities, helping clients to feel better and improve their lives every day. See below for examples.

Specialties on BetterHelp include:

You may also be struggling with relationship problems that could be addressed in couples therapy or with a sex therapist. In that case, you may choose to work with one of BetterHelp's experienced cognitive-behavioral therapists or licensed marriage family therapists (LMFT) who work with clients in relationships. You can also try a Graham therapy provider through BetterHelp's sister platform, ReGain, which is dedicated to couples and spouses worldwide. 

How do I know if online counseling is right for my family?

One of the potentially rewarding aspects of working with a therapist is the validation and active listening they can provide. Your friends and loved ones may also be available to listen, but you may feel that they may lack the skills to provide objective guidance. Counselors are trained to respond to various concerns, symptoms, and mental health conditions.

A psychologist in your city can support you toward a healthier emotional state, regardless of your mental health, life concerns, or healing needs. While supporting individuals in developing healthier habits, another good benefit of therapy is having an understanding, safe space with a non-judgmental party who can support you through challenging experiences.

Many people have sensitive topics that they may feel ashamed to discuss with their friends or partner. A Graham therapist can help you confront these concerns and open up through unique methods of support. There are also many types of therapy, such as art therapy, where you may find you can express yourself through creativity instead of words.

With a lot of people in MO, providers may be booked out with clients. Through the list of profiles above and others within BetterHelp's team, you may be able to find a psychologist within 24 to 48 hours. If you're searching to find a a nearby psychotherapist close to 64455 or the surrounding zip codes, consider others available through the BetterHelp site. No matter if you are seeking help in your area or beyond, online therapy can be a great option.

How should I prepare for my first therapy session with a Graham counselor?

Before seeing your therapist, prep for your session by reading to understand the therapy process. You might write a list of questions you want to ask your psychotherapist, any emotional pain you may feel, and the ways in which you hope to improve. When you attend your session, let them know if you have any concerns about therapy or feel unsure about what to talk about. They may help guide you with open-ended therapeutic questions. The first session will often serve as an intake to get to know you as a person and learn why you're attending therapy.

Should I find a therapist or psychologist if I feel fine? 

Some simply don't feel the need to see a psychologist. However, some people may avoid attending therapy due to stigma or preconceived notions of what therapy entails. Although psychologists often support people with mental health conditions, you do not need a diagnosis or condition to attend therapy. You can discuss grief, relationship concerns, stress, or life changes and ask for general feedback and advice. A Graham licensed clinical social worker may help you gain power over your life and emotions while you navigate day-to-day experiences.

Gaining a new perspective on yourself through various therapies might allow you to improve your self-esteem, work through relationships, and gain a better sense of your mental health goals. The success you may find through therapy can be dependent on your process.

People may also attend therapy for specific motives, such as bullying, an autism diagnosis, a desire to learn mindfulness meditation, personality concerns, trouble with office workers, specific phobias, and many other principles.

Is mental health care and therapy worth it? 

Therapy is effective and has the power to change individuals' lives. Each client is at a different stage of their emotional healing journey in life, as each human can be unique in their personality, expression, skills, and goals. A psychologist can target various symptoms, experiences, and personalities to help you feel your best and put you on the path to healing. Unlike advice from a friend, family, or non-professional, a mental health professional has an understanding of various disorders like ADHD and depression with many hours of experience in treating adults in their practice. For this reason, seeing an evidence based psychologist in Graham, Missouri can be worth it. Over 41 million adults in the US attend therapy services each year, showing it's a popular option and is proven to be effective.

Graham has many clinicians who practice person or client-centered individual therapy in-person and through online therapy to assist clients in their healing journey. If you opt into online therapy, you might also be able to meet with providers all over the United States and change therapists easily at any time. Many people struggling with anxiety and depression, substance abuse, body image issues, and more find therapists that are a good fit for them, feel supported, and gain further insight into their lives through internet-based therapy.

Do therapists judge you in therapy sessions?

The boundaries between you and a therapist are in place to help you and them regarding ethical concerns. Mental health professionals are held by ethical standards through the American Psychological Association (APA) and are not allowed to judge or harm their clients. If you are concerned about sharing details about yourself, feel free to withhold personal information. Their job in the therapeutic relationship is to create a safe place, help you gain a deeper understanding of your mental health, and support you. You might consider changing counselors if you don't feel safe or respected.

Stay up to date with the leading online counseling platform

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Take some time today to learn more about the team of therapists at BetterHelp to understand the services available to you clearly. If you are new to therapy or have any questions about the services and terms, please reach out through the contact page or send an email to contact@betterhelp.com.

If you’re ready to sign up for online therapy, consider signing up with a platform like BetterHelp and get matched within 24 to 48 hours.

If you are experiencing a crisis or emergency, don't use this site's online services. If you are in life-threatening danger, call 911. If you require support for a crisis, reach out to the hotlines below:

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